Politics Section

Daniel Teodoru hired as new Burien City Attorney, begins work Dec. 1

Daniel Teodoru hired as new Burien City Attorney, begins work Dec. 1

by Jack Mayne Daniel Teodoru of Breckenridge, Colorado, has been hired as the new Burien city attorney effective Dec. 1, said City Manager Kamuron Gurol. Teodoru replaces now-retired City Attorney Craig... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

LETTER: ‘Opposition statement to the Highline School District No. 401′

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] OPPOSITION STATEMENT TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

ELECTION: School Bond inches up to 57.68% approval Thursday night

King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and the Highline School District Bond continues to inch up, now with 57.68% approving as of Thursday night, Nov.... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

ELECTION RESULTS: Early returns indicate that School Bond may not pass

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election have been released, and the early tallies show that one of the more contentious local issues – Proposition 1, the Highline School... [Read more]

Burien Council remains hesitant about specific goals for new biennial budget

Burien Council remains hesitant about specific goals for new biennial budget

by Jack Mayne Finance Director Kim Krause told the Burien City Council Monday night of adjustments in the preliminary 2015-2016 biennial budget scheduled for adopting on Dec. 1. One is an increase in property... [Read more]

Highline Forum and Soundside Alliance holding joint meeting Nov. 12

Highline Forum and Soundside Alliance holding joint meeting Nov. 12

This month, the Highline Forum will be teaming up with the Soundside Alliance Executive Committee to jointly meet at Highline College from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The combined memberships... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Over past several weeks, ‘Yes for Schools’ signs have been disappearing’

LETTER: ‘Over past several weeks, ‘Yes for Schools’ signs have been disappearing’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] An Open Letter to the Highline Community: Over... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Many things have convinced us to vote to approve Prop. 1…’

LETTER: ‘Many things have convinced us to vote to approve Prop. 1…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Editor: As homeowners in Highline as well... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Dave Markwell For the past few weeks, opinions about the Highline school district bond have dominated the comment sections of our local media outlets. Vast... [Read more]

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine and King County Council and Sound Transit Board member Joe McDermott today moved to add future high-capacity transit service to West... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: I am writing to support Proposition... [Read more]

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Susan Enfield: ‘While we have challenges in Highline, we are on the right track…’

Last week Highline Public Schools Superintendent gave her annual ‘State of Our Schools’ speech at the Museum of Flight. Here’s a video of her full speech, followed by what the school... [Read more]

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

LETTER: Evergreen High Alum supports Highline School District Bond

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor. Let me introduce myself.... [Read more]

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

A public meeting on the Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Burien Community Center. “The Miller Walker Basin Partners (the cities of Burien, Normandy Park... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

LETTER: ‘Our public schools are the cloth that binds…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: As a member of the Samoan-American... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] This country was founded by declaring,... [Read more]

City of Burien holding two public hearings on 2015-16 Biennial Budget

City of Burien holding two public hearings on 2015-16 Biennial Budget

The City of Burien will be holding public hearings on Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 to receive comments on the 2015-16 Biennial Budget and proposed supplement package. The meetings will be held in the City Hall Council... [Read more]

LETTER: A letter from the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors

LETTER: A letter from the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. Also please note that this Letter was written... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Administrators and Board have overlooked realistic and achievable fixes’

LETTER: ‘Administrators and Board have overlooked realistic and achievable fixes’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Much of what’s been contended in... [Read more]

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien’s B&O tax

by Jack Mayne A proposal by City Manager Kamuron Gurol to increase the city’s Business and Occupation tax on larger businesses and ending it for small businesses was debated at Monday night’s Burien... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

LETTER: ‘Rebuttal to Highline School District Board President’s letter’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] REBUTTAL TO THE HIGHLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

LETTER: ‘So, about that Highline High School proposed rebuild…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, So, about that Highline High... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan... [Read more]

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5

The Soundside Alliance – a consortium of cities which includes Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila – will be holding an ‘Outlook Breakfast’ on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from... [Read more]

Proposal to double B&O tax on larger businesses submitted to City Council

Proposal to double B&O tax on larger businesses submitted to City Council

by Jack Mayne In order to seek potential boutique hotels, arts facilities and increased general business, Burien City Manager Kamuron Gurol is proposing to double the city’s Business and Occupations... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘This message brought to you at no charge by Don Wasson…’

LETTER: ‘This message brought to you at no charge by Don Wasson…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] In a few days, we will receive our BALLOTS. We... [Read more]

City Council approves parking, impound law despite ‘criminalizing’ charge

City Council approves parking, impound law despite ‘criminalizing’ charge

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night (Oct. 13) passed an ordinance on parking and impoundment of some vehicles but only after some acrimony involving three Council members. The Council... [Read more]